Coming soon to skin near you.

Finally got my new tattoo design together, and I can't wait to get inked!

Mira's tat

It's Gan, the Turtle (see the Turtle of enormous girth, upon His shell he holds the earth… ), with the Rose, 19, the Dark Tower and the symbol for Ka in a shape reminiscent of a yin-yang symbol. On the left, "Ka is a wheel." Which fits perfectly with my being an Instrument of Karma. Then on the right, "Stand, and be true." Both statements are very important to me and who I am.

If you understand what these symbols mean, good for you — hile and well-met, sai.

If you don't, then I won't bother to explain. Pick up Stephen King's Dark Tower series, and find out for yourself, may it do ya fine.

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Come, reap.

I've found my second online home — TheDarkTower.net is a fantastic site devoted to Stephen King's masterwork, The Dark Tower. It's the biggest online community for fans of this series, and I'm absotively, posolutely addicted.

I find myself spending more and more time there, and I can't even stay away long enough to read The Dark Tower VII! Agh!

I've had a lifelong love affair with Stephen King's books, and having found TDT.net truly feels like coming home. The Dark Tower is a defining influence for me (as are Tolkien's works, which recount a similar epic journey and battle between good and evil), and one of the things I'm really happy about is that I finally know what my next tattoo will be. I've had my current one for about 7 years or so, and I've always wanted another done — I just couldn't put my finger on what it'll be.

Now I know, and all the pieces have come together.

As soon as I can get the design together, I'll post it.